Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rebooting Ruxpin - Grubby

     Last week, I started my little fan art project of putting a different spin on the characters of Ken Forsse's Teddy Ruxpin series. Next up is Teddy's best friend, Grubby.


     Grubby is an octopede, an insect like creature with eight hands. Don't confuse him with an arachnid. Those have eight LEGS.

     The original grubby walked on six of his hands and only used two of them to serve as actual hands. I thought it would be more fun, as well as more of a challenge, to have him use two pairs of hands to walk on and two pairs of hands for his finer motor skills. After all, what's the point of having a bunch of hands if you're only going to use just as many as any other Tom, Dick & Harriet? That would be like only using one tong on a fork!

2 comments:

Kyann Maple said...

Looks like one of the experiments from Lilo and Stitch!

Nathan H. Boyd said...

He does have sort of a Jumba quality to him, doesn't he?

It figures. I watch so many cartoons, I'm always accidentally channeling something. Oh well.